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Lester Schramm was born April 21,1938, in the New Ulm area, the son of Lawrence and Olivia Bader Schramm.

He married Lena Faye Hahn Feb. 23, 1974. She died on Sept. 18, 1998. A lifelong resident of this area, he was a member of the Nelsonville Brethren Church and was baptized in this faith. He was a member of SPJST over 50 years. Lester was a friend to all and would help anyone at any time. His ready smile and laugh endeared him to all.

He worked for Chappell Hill Construction Co. since March 17, 1969. He loved children, especially his nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Lester passed away on Dec. 22, 2003, in Hermann Memorial Hospital in Houston at the age of 65 years, 8 months from complications of a massive stroke.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister-in-law, Shirley
Schramm, infant niece, Margaret Ann Ruether; and twin nephews, William and Alien Schramm.

Survivors are: two sisters, Lillie Mae and husband Bennie Faist of Brenham
and Oze and husband Lawrence Ruether of Eagle Lake; one brother, Leeland and wife Irene Schramm of Industry; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; aunts and uncles.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24 in Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville with Pastor Milton Maly officiating. Burial was in the National Cemetery in Nelsonville.

The family received visitors at Memorial Oaks Chapel from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003.

His nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Nelsonville Brethren Church in Nelsonville.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel, 1306 W. Main St., Brenham.

Posted by Joy Neely


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